Elder Care in Chile and the US: Two Models of Culture Change

Robinson, Sarah Jane (2018) Elder Care in Chile and the US: Two Models of Culture Change. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Sarah Moses from Religious Studies, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This project examines two long-term care models: the Green House Project model and the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged in Viña del Mar, Chile, under the lens of the long-term care culture change movement to explore what can be learned from each of these models to allow elders to grow in dignity and autonomy. The research methods used were primarily participant and non-participant observation, informal interviews, and review of social scientific and gerontological literature. Elements of culture change were found to be present in each model, both of which aim to provide person-centered care to elders. The Green House Project succeeds in providing holistic resident directed care through the execution of deep culture change but faces some obstacles in widespread adoption due to systematic obstacles. The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged in Chile provides person-centered care with less thorough implementation of deep culture change and faces obstacles in sustainability and replicability due to its nature as an organization run by a religious order.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Robinson, Sarah Jane
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Spanish
Thesis Advisor: Sarah Moses
Thesis Advisor's Department: Religious Studies
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Depositing User: Sarah Jane Robinson
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 17:30
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 17:30
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1119

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